World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 27 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care a pressing concern

Canada – Edmonton Journal

Throughout Canada’s struggles with the emotional, divisive and ethically complex debate over the legality of assisted dying, there has been consensus in one area: This country could do far more to look after those suffering from terminal illness and pain.

Nurse prescribers able to sign on dotted line, with extra qualification

New Zealand – nzDoctor

Registered nurses will gain the right to prescribe medicines under a regulation coming into force on 20 September.

Will New Opiate Advice Leave Some in Pain?

US – Cape Cod

The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that about 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. There are more people suffering from chronic pain than people with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. It affects quality of life, ability to work and can lead to other debilitating medical conditions such as anxiety and depression.

The art of dying well

Malaysia – Asia One

“I’m not afraid of death,” Woody Allen had once said. “I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

Senior Care: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

US – The Huffington Post

A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound fracture of her femur. Even though I’ve worked in the senior care field for 30 years, I’ll admit that I wasn’t completely prepared for this crisis.

Issue of Dalits seeking euthanasia rocks M.P. Assembly

India – The Hindu

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly witnessed noisy scenes on Monday with the Opposition Congress seeking to corner the government on the issue of some Dalit families seeking permission to kill themselves over loss of livelihood.

Decanting of patients to Adherence clubs

ehospice South Africa

On the 29 of June 2016, a workshop was held at the Protea Hotel Centurion with the following respective parties’ involved; RTC, Anova, FHI360, Witkoppen, Shout it now, NDoH, Pepfar Liaison, SA Partners and MatCH.

Q&A with Debbie Raven, Hospice UK Advisory Council representative for south central England

ehospice UK

As part of our series of interviews with different members of Hospice UK’s advisory council, today we talk to Debbie Raven, Chief Executive at Thames Hospice.

HopeWest receives new grant funding

ehospice USA

HopeWest, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, will enhance advance care planning in Mesa County with new grant funding.

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